The police and administration in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida was on high alert on Monday after ‘Mahapanchayat’ call in Bisahada village, an official said. A meeting was expected to be organised by a panchayat on Monday after the refusal of police to file a case of cow slaughter against the family of Mohammad Akhlaq.
According to officials, some Hindu frontal organisations – Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Rashtrawadi Pratap Sena, Goraksha Dal and Hindu Yuva Vahini – have announced their participation in the panchayat, following which the security has been increased.
A delegation of villagers, including the family of those who have been accused of lynching Akhlaq, reached out to the SSP of Gautambuddh Nagar Dharmendra Singh. They carried the forensic report of a lab in Mathura, which had said that the meat that was found at Akhlaq’s home was beef. The investigation agency’s recovery memo had revealed that the sample of the meat was collected from the place where the mob had allegedly attacked Akhlak and not from his house.
Some villagers and Hindu organisations are also demanding the release of the 17 accused allegedly involved in the killing of Akhlaq.